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Feb 28 2014

NCMB bids farewell to former long-serving Board Member; Col. Hector Henry II, MD

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Col. Hector Himel Henry II, MD, a Concord urologist and former member of the Board, died on November 28 from complications from a form of blood cancer, myelodysplastic syndromes. He was 75.

Dr. Henry practiced adult and pediatric urology for more than 40 years. He was a urology professor at the Duke University School of Medicine for 33 years and at Wake Forest University for seven. Dr. Henry served for more than 40 years in the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Corps, reaching the rank of Colonel. His combat deployments included Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, the Second Gulf War and Operation Enduring Freedom.

A dedicated public servant, Dr. Henry served in various appointed and elected positions. At the time of his death, he was in his 17th year on the Concord City Council. He was first appointed to the North Carolina Medical Board in 1987, serving two years. He was reappointed to the Board in 1994 and served continuously until rotating off the NCMB in 2000. With nine years of service, Dr. Henry was the Board’s longest serving member. Dr. Henry remained in contact with the Board’s administrative staff and often remarked that serving on the Medical Board was one of the highlights of his professional career.

Dr. Henry earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Public Health from UNC Chapel Hill. He earned his medical degree with honors from Tulane University. He completed his surgical internship at Charity Hospital, surgical and urological residencies at Ochsner Foundation Hospital and Clinic and Fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the Pediatric Urological Institute and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, England.

Dr. Henry is survived by his wife, Marjorie Benbow, three sons and three grandchildren.

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